New York Fashion WeeK: Marchesa Spring 2011 runway and celebrity guests

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

The Marchesa show at New York Fashion Week is always a guaranteed feast for the eyes, so before the fashion circus moves onto London, let’s take a look at the Spring 2011 catwalk, and try to imagine scenarios in which we would actually find ourselves in need of one of these gowns… 

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

Yes, you may well look shifty, young lady: we know a shress when we see one…

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

Huh. Sheer harem pants. Totally not what we were expecting here.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

Aha, so THAT’S what happened to that shower puff we thought the dog ate!

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

“Behold! My crotch in a heart!”

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

This deserves to be seen twice: so intricate and beautiful.

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

“Yeah, it’s a mullet dress. SO?”

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

Now THIS is the kind of thing we expect from Marchesa!

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

 

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

“Beam me up!”

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: A model poses at the Marchesa Spring 2011 presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Chelsea Art Museum on September 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

   And as for those celebrity guests:

Sept. 15, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Kelly Osbourne .Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Spring 2011 Marchesa S/S 2011 Presentation - celebs.Chelsea Art Museum, NYC 09-10-2010.Photos by - - Photos Inc 2010.I15327BT. © Red Carpet Pictures

Bravo, Kelly Osbourne!

Sept. 15, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Jessica Szhor .Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Spring 2011 Marchesa S/S 2011 Presentation - celebs.Chelsea Art Museum, NYC 09-10-2010.Photos by - - Photos Inc 2010.I15327BT. © Red Carpet Pictures

Shiny Jessica Szhor

Sept. 15, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - Olivia Palmero .Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Spring 2011 Marchesa S/S 2011 Presentation - celebs.Chelsea Art Museum, NYC 09-10-2010.Photos by - - Photos Inc 2010.I15327BT. © Red Carpet Pictures

Olivia Palermo

14 Comments

  • September 16, 2010

    trixytran

    I suppose the blue dress could be some sort of ode to Georgia O’Keefe?

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  • September 16, 2010

    philly

    I love the first one and the blue gown with the flowers but how do you sit in them without the dress popping up into your face, ala 1950’s crinolin.

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  • September 16, 2010

    Daisy

    They lost me in the first half, but the pulled me back in towards the end! I need to find me a man, and get married in the creme fluffy ruffly floorlength gown! Stat!

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  • September 16, 2010

    Jess

    I think this is actually my favourite collection. They’re just so beautiful and creative.

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  • September 16, 2010

    The Style Girl

    I really love the last few dresses all that fabric must weigh a ton, it does seems more couture than Ready to wear though 🙂

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  • September 16, 2010

    Lucia

    I really hope that some sort of celebrety will wear the purple gown to some red carpet event because that dress is simply stunning, but I couldnt picture it anywhere else. Bravo though this is very inspiring.

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  • September 16, 2010

    Isabel

    I want to at least try on the “beam me up” dress… it is amazing!

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  • September 16, 2010

    Jenn-O

    I must say everything in this collection is beautiful, even the shress and “shower puff” its all so elegant with intricate details!

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  • September 17, 2010

    Rebecca

    Some of there photos are from kind of a weird angle, like the one of the dress with the flared bodice. I can’t see the details above the shower puff too, and it’s sad not to be able to see all the details. Because they’re quite splendid aren’t they!

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  • September 17, 2010

    Rock Hyrax

    I really like most of these, particularly the white dress with the jewellery webby thing below the harem pants. (I like the little bolero jacket being worn with them though.)

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  • September 18, 2010

    Shinygirl

    That first dress… sigh… oh my God, so much fabulous, I actually had to pause, look away for a couple of seconds and then look at it again once I’d composed myself.

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  • September 18, 2010

    Az

    “”Beam me up!”” <– Haaa, perfect. (:

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  • September 19, 2010

    Nina

    Some real eye candy here. Thanks for showing 🙂

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  • October 10, 2010

    Alice

    Even though there are some fashion “crimes” here, they are so beautiful DX
    Everything made by Marchesa is a fairytale come true 🙂

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